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Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 02.17.2021 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted great specimens in the new Nova Scotia Thomsonite update. These are from the small 2020 thomsonite find at Cap D’Or – they are very fine Nova Scotia thomsonites.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 01.22.2021 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added an update with great new specimens from the Steve Szilard Collection. These are beautiful specimens from Quebec and Eastern Canada. This is the first of many more Canadian minerals that will grace the website this year.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 11.18.2019 | Filed under: Latest

I’ve added some great new specimens from famous Wasson’s Bluff, Nova Scotia in this new Red Chabazite Update.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 10.30.2019 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted beautiful new natrolite specimens in this Mont Saint-Hilaire Update. These are from a relatively recent pocket – they are great crystals with sharp, glassy pyramid faces and they fluoresce bright green under short-wave ultraviolet light.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 10.18.2017 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added excellent new specimens from Cape Split in this Nova Scotia Update. Over the past three years, a pocket system at Cape Split has sporadically yielded excellent, distinctive specimens of several minerals, most notably the groups and hemispheres (and even balls) of natrolite crystals, associated with sharp analcime crystals, and lustrous brownish stilbite crystals. This group of specimens represents some of the nicest pieces recovered from these finds.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 10.18.2017 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve posted some great chabazite specimens from Wasson’s Bluff in this Nova Scotia Update. This is the classic Canadian locality for chabazite, including the deep-coloured ones that were once known as “acadialite”, and many of the specimens in this update are this colour (there are also very fine cabinet specimens of the nice mid-orange colour.)

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 06.07.2016 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

Excellent new specimens from Mont Saint-Hilaire. The specimens in this update are from finds 1988-2007. This selection of specimens represents several different unique finds, including beautiful serandites, terminated elpidite crystals, twinned rhodochrosite, sodalite var. hackmanite, narsarsukite, leucophanite, analcime and more.

Posted by: Raymond McDougall on 12.13.2015 | Filed under: Latest, Recent Mineral Updates

I’ve added a new Howlite Update with beautiful sharp crystals of howlite. Howlite is not a rare mineral. However, display-quality crystals of howlite are rare. To date, there is only one known locality, on the shoreline of Bras D’Or Lake, near Iona, Victoria Co., Cape Breton Island. This update includes some gorgeous specimens.